SUMTER, S.C. (July 5, 2012)—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. said it has selected Michigan and South Carolina-based Walbridge/Mashburn as the general contractor for construction of its new tire plant in Sumter, S.C.
Construction of the passenger and light-truck tire plant is expected to be finished by the end of 2013, and production to begin in early 2014.
The first phase of the plant will reach a production capacity of more than 4 million units per year in 2017, Conti said, and the second phase will bring that to about 8 million units by 2021.
The project will cost more than $500 million and create about 1,600 jobs.